From the inside out: Shuc shungulla, one heart; shuc yuyailla, one thought; shuc causailla, one life
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AbstractThis thesis is a description and analysis of various types of hegemonic changes that have occurred and are occurring in Otavalo, Ecuador. These changes are part of a process of change that extends back in time to 1483 and probably much earlier. Woven into the tapestry of this work is the history of the Inca and Spanish conquests in the area of Otavalo/Imbabura. I exemplify that cultural and ideological changes due to earlier conquests were brought about primarily through the use of extreme force. There was great resistance to Inca and Spanish hegemony. The glaring difference in the present day western hegemonic conquest is that there is little resistance to this form of hegemony. The forces of western hegemony are permeating Otavaleno culture not through armed force but through technology and western ideology.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
American Indian Studies